MBA Degree with Pharmacy Practice Management Concentration
|Fogelman College of Business & Economics
The University of Memphis
|College of Pharmacy
UT Health Science Center
Press Release: 30th March 2010
The Fogelman College of Business and Economics of The University of Memphis, in collaboration
with the College of Pharmacy of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center,
announces the offering of an MBA Degree with a Pharmacy Practice Management Concentration.
This 45-credit-hour program is designed for current and future pharmacists who face
the challenge of leading and managing large pharmacy operations, such as those in
hospitals and community pharmacies, as a business enterprise. The program can be
taken on a part-time or full-time basis, with classes offered in the evenings and
Of the 45-credit hours, 30 consist of standard MBA core courses in accounting, economics,
finance, management, management information systems, and marketing, taken at The University
of Memphis. Fifteen credit hours are targeted pharmacy practice management courses
taken at The University of Memphis or at the UT Health Science Center, depending on
the course. These include required and elective courses chosen from among Healthcare
Economics, Seminar in Human Resource Management, Self-Leadership for Executives, Pharmacoeconomics,
Health Informatics and E-Health, and Strategies for Health Policy Formulation and
Planning. Included in the 15-credit-hour concentration is a required, 3-credit-hour
internship or practicum in which the student will put the material being taught into
practice in a pharmacy work environment.
Dr. Rajiv Grover, Dean of the University of Memphis' Fogelman College of Business
and Economics, comments, "The joint Pharm-D /MBA program is yet another example of the Customer-Driven philosophy
adopted by the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. We will be training and
producing students that are demanded by our customers – in this case, organizations
with businesses pertaining to operating pharmacies."
For further information about the MBA Program with a Pharmacy Practice Management
concentration, visit www.memphis.edu/professionalmba and click on "Curriculum" and "Concentrations".
Dr. Mark Gillenson
Director of MBA Programs
Fogelman College of Business and Economics
University of Memphis
About UT College of Pharmacy at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Founded in 1898, the UT College of Pharmacy is the first pharmacy school established
in the state of Tennessee and is ranked 16th out of 115 pharmacy colleges in the nation.
The UT College of Pharmacy has major campus locations in Memphis and Knoxville, and
Clinical Education Centers in Kingsport and Nashville. The UT College of Pharmacy
is one of six colleges at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, which
has its main campus in Memphis. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu/pharmacy